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Westfield Community Players Honors Volunteer

Front L-R: Barbara Ruban, Stage Manager; Julia Bieber; JoAnne Lemenille, Props Mistress Back L-R: Kevin Coulson, Stage Crew; Michael Bieber, Sound Operator; Jessica Foerst, Light Operator 
Julia after her last backstage duties for "A Streetcar Named Desire."

At the end of every performance actors point off stage as a sign that they are sharing the applause with those working behind the scenes. At the end of Westfield Community Players’ season this May, one member of the stage crew was especially recognized.

Julia Bieber, graduating from Westfield High School later this month, has volunteered at the theater for six years.  As part of the stage crew she reset props during scene changes in the dark, and made sure everything was repositioned to its original spot for the beginning of the next performance. She helped actors with hair and make-up and assisted during speedy wardrobe changes. Julia could also be seen in the lobby, selling raffle tickets and refreshments and helping in the box office.

After a gap year volunteering, studying and traveling in Israel, Julia will attend Ithaca College in the fall of 2015.

Westfield Community Players is looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of running the theater. Anyone interested can contact the theater at

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